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Development of CMC-Materials for Lightweight Armor

Heidenreich, B. and Krenkel, W. and Lexow, B. (2003) Development of CMC-Materials for Lightweight Armor. In: 27th Annual Cocoa Beach Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites: A, Volume 24, pp. 375-381. 27th Annual Cocoa Beach Conference & Exposition, Cocoa Beach, Florida, 26. – 31. Januar 2003.

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Abstract

Ceramic armor systems offer excellent protection against armor piercing ammunition at significantly lower area density compared to conventional hard armor steel. Their main disadvantages are the high costs of the commonly used monolithic ceramic tiles and the inadequate protection against multiple hits. To improve the multiple hit performance, various ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials have been tested successfully, but due to their even higher costs compared to monolithic tiles, they are not commonly used. In the work presented, a different approach with novel CMC materials, developed by the DLR via the cost effective LSI process (Liquid silicon infiltration), has been chosen. In a first screening test, the ballistic performance of different carbon fiber (CF) reinforced C/C-SiC and one biomorphic SiSiC against 7.62 x 51 mm AP were studied. The novel SiSiC material was shown to possess good single hit properties, whereas a good fracture behavior was obtained with the carbon fiber reinforced C/C-SiC materials.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2004, monograph_id=Issue 3,
Title:Development of CMC-Materials for Lightweight Armor
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Heidenreich, B.UNSPECIFIED
Krenkel, W.UNSPECIFIED
Lexow, B.Ernst-Mach-Institut EMI des Fraunhofer Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik
Date:2003
Journal or Publication Title:27th Annual Cocoa Beach Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites: A
Volume:Volume 24
Page Range:pp. 375-381
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Ed: W. Kriven & H-T. Lin, UNSPECIFIED
Series Name:Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
Status:Published
Event Title:27th Annual Cocoa Beach Conference & Exposition, Cocoa Beach, Florida, 26. – 31. Januar 2003
Organizer:The American Ceramic Society
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design
Deposited By: elib DLR-Beauftragter
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 13:15

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